Luxury titan Bernard Arnault hosted a dinner for a crowd of gallerists, collectors and artists at the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris.
“Darling, they gave me a huge award in June,” said the architect of an honor presented to him by the cultural institution last year.
The building, designed by Peter Marino, is a narrow structure nine stories tall with only a single room per floor.
The French Institute Alliance Française awards were held Monday night at the Plaza Hotel in New York.
The architect and Alexander Gray unveil the addition of Betty Parsons’ “African Dawn” to the luxury brand’s New York flagship.
The collection features a variety of shapes and sizes, all made using Venini’s classic Murano glass-making techniques.
The monumental store, opening this week after a four-year renovation, marks a shift in the epicenter of Paris luxury.
The French Institute Alliance Française plans to bestow two awards at its Trophée des Arts black-tie gala scheduled for Nov. 13.